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Is the GOP the new political party of the working class?

Since the 2016 election, many political commentators have claimed the Democratic Party no longer represents working people. Trump made significant inroads with union households and white working class voters, which has many people asking if the GOP is the new party of working people. But others argue the Republican agenda is fundamentally anti-labor, and the GOP will never truly represent the working class. What do you think? 👷

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The Democratic Party has been dealing with an identity crisis since losing handedly in 2016. Many attribute the defeat to the waves of traditionally-Democratic working class voters who chose to abandon the party and support Donald Trump. 

“The Democratic Party has lost its footing among working people and allowed the Republican Party to become the party of the working class,” said Robert Bruno, director of the Labor Education Program at the University of Illinois-Chicago. “And that’s an astonishing thing to have to admit.”
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But critics argue President Trump has abandoned the populist campaign promises that brought in so many working class voters, and the Republican platform will always be anti-labor.

"[By] disavowing his party’s historic opposition to Social Security, Medicare, infrastructure stimulus, trade protection, and universal health care — Trump kicked bricks out of the Democratic Party’s blue wall... But his dream of turning the GOP into a (white) nationalist party — with economic policies populist enough to earn it a measure of cross-racial appeal — has been dead for months."
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Republican leadership has increasingly focused on working people in their messaging.

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And some working people believe Democratic policies have hurt rather than helped them.

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But while the GOP may be talking about working people more than ever before, many point out that their platform does not reflect any real change.

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